ANESTHESIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Delayed Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in Hawaii who was prompted to seek medical attention for severe and sudden back pain. He indicated to the internist who saw him that the pain began in his lower spine and was radiating down the back of his left leg. The p …

Patient is Killed From Depressed Respiratory Function Following Surgery ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This OR operations case involves a patient in Arizona who underwent a surgical procedure to remove part of his colon. A preoperative workup including a pulmonary and critical care consultation was conducted by the defendant pulmonologist. The consultation …

Anesthesiology Expert Discusses Fatal Lapses in Pre-Operative Clearance Exam ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his late 50s who had a tonsillectomy for recurrent sinus infections. Prior to surgery, he underwent a pre-op clearance exam by from his primary care provider, where an abnormality on EKG suggestive of ischemia was disco …

Woman Contracts Debilitating Infection During Spinal Surgery ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

Woman Contracts Debilitating Infection During Spinal Surgery

This case involves a female patient in her early thirties who presented to a pain management specialist in Idaho complaining of a numbing sensation in her left leg that had gotten progressively worse over the course of several years. Treatment with epidu …

Leading Anesthesthesiology Experts Discuss Anoxic Brain Injury After Surgery ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

 This case involves a male patient in his thirties who underwent a surgical procedure to correct a herniated disk in his neck in a Pennsylvania hospital. Immediately following surgery, the patient complained of difficulty breathing, throat swelling, as w …

Patient Suffers Permanent Injuries from Botched Intubation ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Permanent Injuries from Botched Intubation

This case involves a patient who suffered injuries when undergoing bariatric surgery. The patient presented to hospital and was seen by defendant to prepare for bariatric surgery. Close to a month later the defendants operated and during the surgery, the  …